How To Pick The Best Real Train Set Of 2018 (Buyer’s Guide)

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Real Train Set brands constantly compete with each other for the market. Altogether, they provide hundreds of new models every year. Thus, the variety of choices is enormous. Use the top list (and the extended top 30 list) of the best real train set if you do not want to waste too much of your time.

This page is intended for people who are going to buy their first-ever real train set. It features the list of the best real train set. Take a look at 10 models with the highest price/quality ratio. It will help you to make the right choice!

Top 8 Real Train Set of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Mota Classic Holiday Christmas Train Set 1. Mota Classic Holiday Christmas Train Set
Glowing from the christmas lights, sparkling with the ornaments on the tree.
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4.5
Classical Express Big Size 20 Piece Battery Operated Toy Train Set 2. Classical Express Big Size 20 Piece Battery Operated Toy Train Set
Realistic train engine smoke action includes 4 train cars, 12 curved, 4 straight tracks.
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4.3
Best Choice Products Kids Classic Battery Operated Train Set 3. Best Choice Products Kids Classic Battery Operated Train Set
This set is made of non-toxic, durable abs plastic, and comes with modifiable train tracks that snap in place, a locomotive, and cabs.
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4.3
Haktoys Radio Control Military Simulation R C Train Set 4. Haktoys Radio Control Military Simulation R C Train Set
Wireless handheld r/c remote control transmitter gives kids the full power of imagination and control over the locomotive.
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3.8
Wolvol Big Train Tracks Set 5. Wolvol Big Train Tracks Set
Battery operated train, power on and let it go on its own.
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3.5
Ginzick Rc Remote Control Super Fun Classic Electric Train Set 6. Ginzick Rc Remote Control Super Fun Classic Electric Train Set (Best Eco-Friendly)
Forward, backward, stop, options to enable sounds lights and smoke effects on/off.
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3.5
Kato USA Model Train Products N MP36PH 7. Kato USA Model Train Products N MP36PH
Drop in dcc compatible with the train control systems k4d6 and digitrax dn163k4b.
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3.3
Authentic Styling Electric Classic Freight Express 23 Piece Toy Train Set 8. Authentic Styling Electric Classic Freight Express 23 Piece Toy Train Set
Over 18 feet of tracks.
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№ 1. Mota Classic Holiday Christmas Train Set with Real Smoke, Authentic Lights, and Sounds, A Full Set with Locomotive Engine, Cargo Cars, Tracks and Christmas Spirit
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
MOTA CLASSICTRAIN 21.1 x 17.6 x 3.8 inches 4.06 pounds
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Watch your kids rejoice as the train comes into view – glowing from the christmas lights, sparkling with the ornaments on the tree. From the gilded features on the engine all the way to the rattling noises of the wheels riding along the rails, this train is genuine and full of christmas cheer. Product comes with a truly signature locomotive engine with cargo cars to trail behind along the tracks. Toggle on real lights and sound, and even add mineral oil. Watch and even hear the train chug around the tracks, add stockings or small gifts to the back cargo cars and build a track around your presents. With the tracks included you can build an oval for the table during festivities or in a circle around your tree on christmas eve.

Mineral oil (sold separatly) required for smoke. Longest track: 50 inches x 70 inches.

 

 
Top Pros
Longest track
Watch your kids rejoice as
Mineral oil
Top Cons
Given all the pros, this product is impeccable.
 

Do good real train setrequire a lifetime warranty?

Every manufacturer offer various warranty terms. Some companies sell real train setwith a lifetime warranty, while the others only offer one-year or two-year protection. The cheapest models usually do not have any warranties at all. We think that five-year warranty is more than enough for the most real train set.

 

 
№ 2. Classical Express Big Size 20 Piece Battery Operated Toy Train Set Real Smoke Lights Sounds W 4 Train Cars, 12 Curved, 4 Straight Tracks
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Velocity Toys VT000754-2432 24 x 20 x 5 inches 4.3 pounds
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Big toy train set: classical express big size 20 piece battery operated toy train set. Fun features: tracks are easily attachable fun music and realistic train sounds easy hinge action to attach cars. Train engine car dimensions: 11 x 4.5 x 3.5 inches 2 track configurations.49 x 49 inch circle.49 x 69 inch oval. Blows real smoke while in use: realistic train engine smoke action includes 4 train cars.12 curved.4 straight tracks. Battery requirements/age range: requires 4 aa batteries to run (not included) recommended for ages 3+ and up.

 

 
Top Pros
Size dimensions
Battery requirements/age range
Big toy train set
Blows real smoke while in use
Fun features
Top Cons
You will have to find a separate room to store it.
 

What warranty should a real train set have?

If you do not want to buy a new real train set or spend your money every time it malfunctions, consider a model with a good warranty period. Otherwise, you will have to waste a lot of resources to repair or replace it.

 

 
№ 3. Best Choice Products Kids Classic Battery Operated Train Set with Real Smoke, Music and Lights, Multicolor
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Best Choice Products SKY2093 49 x 69 x 3 inches 5.3 pounds
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Package dimensions: 69 (l) x 49 (w) x 3 (h); 4 aa batteries (not included). This set is made of non-toxic, durable abs plastic, and comes with modifiable train tracks that snap in place, a locomotive, and cabs. This train set features an electric locomotive with authentic sounds, lights, and can even blow real smoke. Perfect for play, or for use as holiday d cor around the base of a christmas tree. This train set is astm-certified for safety and recommended for children ages 5 and older.

 

 
Top Pros
This train set features an electric locomotive
Package dimensions
This set is made
This train set is astm-certified
Top Cons
It is too short.
 

What factors did you consider while making the TOP list of the best real train set?

We compared over a hundred of real train setfrom various manufacturers. To make our buying guide as honest as it is possible, we took into consideration all the important characteristics, such as price, weight, material, assembly quality, and many more. If you want to find the best real train set for the least amount of money, our TOP list will be very useful for you.

 

 
№ 4. Haktoys Radio Control Military Simulation R C Train Set with Real Smoke, LED Lights, Sound and Bonus Figurine Pack
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Haktoys 2.15 pounds
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40.5″ x 30.7″ oval of snap-fit tracks. Requires 6 x 1.5v aa batteries (not included). Wireless handheld r/c remote control transmitter gives kids the full power of imagination and control over the locomotive. Includes bonus figures that can be propped up and around the tracks to simulate a creative and playful setting for children. Bring your pals and start a new journey. Includes everything you need to build your own railroad environment. Highly detailed steam plastic train set with military steam plastic locomotive, coal wagon, helicopter and tank carriers.

 

 
Top Pros
Wireless handheld r/c remote control transmitter gives kids
40.5″ x 30.7″ oval
Bring your pals
Highly detailed steam plastic train set
Top Cons
Beginners may experience many troubles with it.
The housing looks good but feels very fragile.
 

 

 
№ 5. Wolvol Big Train Tracks Set Toy for Kids with Upper and Lower Level, Tunnels and Bridges, with Battery Operated Racing Train and A Real Working Traffic Red Green Light (with Sounds)
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
WolVol 2.85 pounds
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Real working traffic light, put the blocker down and it will change to red, blocker up will change it to green light. Battery operated train, power on and let it go on its own. Make sure to insert the battery the correct way so it should go forward (inserting battery the opposite way, will make the train go backwards). Easy self assembly train tracks and pieces. Requires 3 aa batteries for the traffic light & 1 aaa battery for the train (not included). Hours of fun and entertainment for the train lover.

 

 
Top Pros
Requires 3 aa batteries
Battery operated train
Easy self assembly train tracks
Real working traffic light
Top Cons
The material is not flexible, so it is easy to break.
It quickly becomes rusty.
 

 

 
№ 6. Ginzick Rc Remote Control Super Fun Classic Electric Train Set with Lights Sounds and Real Smoke (perfect Gift and Special for Holiday)
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
GINZICK GZRCTRS14 13 x 6 x 4 inches 4.6 pounds
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Ginzick rc remote control super fun classic electric train set with lights sounds and real smoke. Rc function full movement: forward, backward, stop, options to enable sounds lights and smoke effects on/off. All included rtr ready to run.1 transmitter.1 locomotive.1 passenger wagon.1 cargo wagon.1 oil wagon.12 curved tracks.3 straight tracks, transmitter uses 2 aa batteries and train set uses 6 aa batteries (not included). High quality, durable design 21pc train set smoke lights and sounds easy to assemble train blows real smoke perfect gift and special for holiday.

 

 
Top Pros
Ginzick rc remote control super fun classic electric train set
High quality
Rc function full movement
All included rtr ready
Top Cons
Not suitable for long work.
Not suitable for frequent use because it is hard to maintain.
 

 

 
№ 7. Kato USA Model Train Products N MP36PH and Gallery Bi-level Commuter Series Chicago Metra Unitrack Starter Set
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
3/5
 

Quality
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.5
Kato USA Model Train Products 106-0031 53 x 27 x 2 inches 5.9 pounds
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Contains a 4’x3′ (1337mm x 677mm) loop of kato unitrack with a re-railing crossing. Directional head and tail lights on both locomotive and rear facing cab coach – just like the real thing. Includes a dcc friendly mp36ph locomotive and bi-level cars which can be upgraded with optional interior lighting. Drop in dcc compatible with the train control systems k4d6 and digitrax dn163k4b. Includes a kato 12v power pack that connects to the kato unitrack loop with easy-to-use plugs for operating your trains. Elegant slipcase covered box with easy to carry handle.

 

 
Top Pros
Includes a dcc friendly mp36ph locomotive
Contains a 4’x3′
Elegant slipcase covered box
Directional head
Drop in dcc compatible
Top Cons
May be uncomfortable for tall people.
It cannot be disassembled.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Quality
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Unknown 2.35 pounds
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Easy auto hinge action to attach cars requires 4 aa batteries to run (not included) specifications of engine car length: 9.5″ width: 2.5″ height: 4″. True train sound working engine car headlight train platform. Features: electric powered authentic engine car styling tracks are easily attachable and can be configured into multiple combinations. Cross track realistic smoke coal tender car oil tanker car caboose car passenger car. Package includes: freight express engine car train platform cross track coal tender car oil tanker car caboose car passenger car over 18 feet of tracks.

 

 
Top Pros
Over 18 feet
Package includes
Top Cons
You will need a big enough car to transport it.
 

I am wondering if buying a real train set online is safe

Buying real train setonline is absolutely safe! In fact, it might be even safer than buying them in a local store, since you do not need to leave your house. Moreover, if you get a malfunctioning item you can always get a refund or a replacement.

What is the average cost for a good real train set?

Price is a very important factor of any real train set. Usually, the higher it costs the better its quality. However, we recommend you to consider all characteristics of a real train set. There are many models with an average price tag that can compete with the most expensive options.

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